Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market – $1,250 for Speculative Fiction
May26

Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market – $1,250 for Speculative Fiction

  Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market Tor.com wants your speculative fiction stories! Tor.com is a prominent publisher of speculative fiction, including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, alternate history, space opera stories, time travel thrillers, techno-thrillers, cyberpunk and related genres. The editors really want to see stories that represent the full diversity of speculative fiction, so feel free to cross those genres and push the boundaries. If your speculative fiction short story is accepted, Tor.com buys the rights to publish the story on their website and any related electronic endeavors. They may also request various other rights to your story, including translation rights and audio rights. Rights are to be exclusive for a period of 12 months, with non-exclusive rights retained after that point. Selected stories may also be used in future Tor.com-branded anthologies, which will include payment of additional royalties. The editors freely admit their response times are slow, but they do respond to the vast majority of submissions within around three months. Please do not submit reprints or multiple submissions. No simultaneous submissions will be accepted. Word Counts: The editors of Tor.com prefer stories no longer than 12,000 words, although they may consider submissions of longer fiction stories if they’re particularly good. Payment: Tor.com is one of the highest paying speculative fiction markets. They pay 25 cents per word for the first 5,000 words. Payment drops to 15 cents per word for the next 5,000 words and drops further to 10 cents per word after that. Tor.com is also seeking submissions of novella-length stories, particularly in the science fiction genre. Submissions of novellas should be between 30,000 and 40,000 words. Full writer’s submission guidelines are available here:   http://www.tor.com/submissions-guidelines/#Fiction%20Submission%20Guidelines   . Like this post? Share it with...

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Defying Doomsday: Earn $400 for Post-Apocalyptic Stories
May12

Defying Doomsday: Earn $400 for Post-Apocalyptic Stories

  Defying Doomsday Anthology Defying Doomsday is an anthology strongly focused on characters surviving an apocalyptic event. More specifically, each story within the anthology should ensure at least one of the protagonists has a disability of some description. The editors encourage characters with physical impairments, life-threatening allergies, chronic illnesses, mental illnesses, and/or neurodiverse characters. Ideally, stories should show how the character’s disability, condition or illness could impact the character’s life and struggles during a post-apocalyptic event and contending with the collapse of life as they know it. It’s important to show that disabled characters have far more interest stories to tell in post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction than just being secondary characters. Preferred plot lines also need to focus on some type of cataclysmic event that characters must endure and survive, whether it’s already happened or about to occur. The anthology’s editors, Holly Kench and Tsana Dolichva, prefer stories set in the near future. They may also consider some stories set in the far future. Alternate timeline versions of the recent past may also be acceptable. The editors want to see a variety of stories, including those that are fun, sad, adventurous or horrific. Please do not submit fantasy. The editors will also not accept stories containing erotica or gratuitous violence. No reprints will be considered. The editors also won’t accept multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions. Stories submitted to the Defying Doomsday Anthology should be between 3,000 and 7,000 words in length. Payment is 7 cents per word (USD), payable on publication. Editors are paying for First World Publication Rights, with an exclusivity period of 12 months. Submissions close 1 July 2015, Australian Eastern Standard Time (30 June 2015, US Pacific Time). You can see the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/submissions/   . Like this post? Share it with...

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Hieronimo’s: Earn $200 for Weird Fiction Stories
May06

Hieronimo’s: Earn $200 for Weird Fiction Stories

    UPDATE 12 May 2015 – : MARKET IS NOW CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS   Hieronimo’s is a brand new magazine specializing in weird fiction. Yes, weird fiction is a real genre. In fact, the term was coined by H.P.Lovecraft. The goal at Hieromino’s is to create a home for literature of the uncanny and fill a void by creating a paying market specifically for weird tales. Hieronimo’s is seeking short fiction up to 7,000 words. The editors may consider longer stories, but only if they’re really good. What they’re looking for is weird fiction, stuff like Lovecraft or Poe. The editors are much more interested in literary weirdness than splatterpunk. They want to see truly ambitious, intelligent stories. They also accept artwork and photography for the site and for the magazine. No reprints will be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Hieronimo’s pays 3 cents per word for accepted weird fiction stories on publication, plus a complimentary one-year subscription to the magazine. All rights revert to the author on publication. The editors also request further rights to place the story into a future anthology, if one is planned. Payment for artwork and photography will be negotiated at the time of acceptance. Writers who choose to purchase a subscription to the magazine will also receive a personal critique on their story by the editor. If you want your weird tale to be a part of the exciting launch of Hieronimo’s new magazine, submit your stories via the submission guidelines available on the website. You can read the full submission guidelines here: http://www.hieronimos.com/submit/   . Like this post? Share it with...

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